Looking for the ultimate pre-bed drink to support healthy sleep? Given our fast-paced lifestyles, constant screen time, and never-ending to-do lists, falling (and staying!) asleep isn’t the easiest task. However, sleep is essential for your well-being. Sleep quality affects almost every aspect of health including mood, brain health, hormone levels and skin health. Creating a nighttime routine centered around self-care can help relieve stress and get you ready for a restful night. Friend of Ned, Kelly Scott, created this delicious Vanilla Shuteye Chai Mocktail that will help ease your mind and body into deep, healthy sleep. Plus, check out our Q+A with Kelly to get an insider look into how a personal chef and health and wellness creator prepares for bed each night!
Get to Know the Recipe Creator
Ned: What’s your name, occupation and instagram handle?
Kelly: My name is Kelly Scott. I’m a personal chef and content creator. You can follow me at @kellyscleankitchen.
Ned: What inspired you to start creating mocktails?
Kelly: I almost never drink, but still like having a fun and flavorful drink in hand when being social or at home with a nice dinner. I love that they are much healthier and don't have the negative effects that alcohol can have.
Ned: What does holistic health mean to you?
Kelly: Holistic health means looking at my health from all angles to try to be the healthiest and best version of myself that I can be. This often means looking at things from a more natural point of view to pin point to root cause of the issue rather than addressing only the symptom with standard western medicine.
Ned: What do you love about Shuteye Chai?
Kelly: I love the high quality ingredients first and foremost. Secondly, I love the great flavor. It has the perfect combination of warming spices to be a great night cap.
Ned: What's your nightly Shuteye Chai ritual?
Kelly: I like to make a shuteye warm latte around 1 hour before bed and blend it with my favorite dairy free milk.
Ned: How does Shuteye Chai support your sleep?
Kelly: I have seen that it definitely helps calm my nervous system and makes me more relaxed and ready for bed.
Ned: What do you do with the sediment at the bottom of the mug?
Kelly: I typically mix it up with a spoon for a last flavorful sip!
Ned: What's your favorite sleep tip?
Kelly: I avoid electronics and screen time for two hours before bed, wear blue blocker glasses once the sun sets, drink Shuteye Chai and also take Ned's Sleep Blend before bed. I also always read before bed instead of scrolling on my phone.